Picking Up Potatoes
Source: Games Without Music For Children
Category: GAMES FOR THE PLAYGROUND
Take twelve potatoes and place them in two rows of six each, thus:--
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Two medium-sized spoons are required with which to take up the potatoes,
and a basket is placed two or three yards away to receive them.
Two children are chosen to pick up the potatoes, one standing at the end
of each row. The rest of the children may be grouped on the gallery, or
may stand round in a ring.
The following verse is repeated either by teacher alone, or by all the
children, as the spoon is handed to each child.
Take this spoon, and with it see
That you lift so carefully
These potatoes. One! two! three!
The last three words are said slowly, and the game is to begin
immediately 'three' is said. The child who gets his row of potatoes
first picked up and deposited in the basket wins the game. The
potatoes are not to be touched, except by the spoon, and they are to be
carried one by one in the spoon to the basket.
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